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Russia to extend helping hand to christian Armenians in Syria – official

April 02, 2014, 19:55 UTC+3 BEIRUT
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Sergei Stepashin

Sergei Stepashin

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BEIRUT, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and Syria have agreed to send humanitarian aid to the Armenian-populated town of Kessab on the Turkey-Syria border.

On March 22, Syria’s Kessab was attacked by gunmen who had crossed the border from Turkey.

“We have reached agreement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society chairman Sergei Stepashin has said.

A Syrian airplane will deliver the humanitarian aid within days, he said.

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